Church Tech Snack Pack #062

Church Tech Snack Pack 62

Easter is less than two months away, so it’s time to get ready!

This Sunday on the ChurchMag Podcast (Friday for subscribers), we’ll be talking about getting your church website ready for Easter.

You’ll also find some more Easter-centric links in this Snack Pack (there were some last week as well), but first, this insightful tweet about Facebook last week:

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Open Church: Resourcing the Church for the 21st Century

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The last thirty years—ironically, about the same time I’ve been alive—have been an incredible time of technological growth, fueled the convergence of many factors. In fact, there are so many factors to this growth that it would be hard to pick one, but acknowledging the risk of minimizing the others, can we say that “openness” […]

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Introducing: ChurchMag Staff Writers

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Towards the end of 2014 the idea began to brew about establishing Staff Writers for ChurchMag. These would be regular contributors who have a passion and unique strengths surrounding Church tech and creativity. Like the newspaper days of old, each Staff Writer would be given a “beat” to cover and would write at least one post […]

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The 5 Types of Blog Posts that Always Work

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I sure hope you appreciate a little irony, because that’s exactly what the title of this blog post is. Ironic. You see, many how-to books and posts on blogging make promises like the one above, that if you just do this-and-this, you’ll attract hundreds, thousands of readers. You wanna know why? Because posts like that […]

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How To Schedule Instagram Posts

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For the longest time, scheduling Instagram was impossible, and it still pretty much is. Instagram has their API under lock and key, but one company, ScheduGram has changed all of that. Here’s how you can schedule Instagram posts with ScheduGram:

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How Often Do you Post Online? [Infographic]

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I’m going to write this article about the infographic because it is a good discussion starter, but I want you to know one thing. I hate when people ask how frequently you should post, but the person you are asking has never seen your account, doesn’t know your social media strategy, and has no idea […]

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Science Fiction and Gender Roles

Science Fiction and Gender Roles

I’ve written before about the power of science fiction to inject ideas into the mainstream while driving the conversation forward. Lately, one of the bigger issues in the wider cultural dialogue has been gender equality. As a man, I don’t want to weigh in as an authority, though I will admit that my wife, who […]

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Taking Back Control of Email

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I used to love getting emails, they were almost always from a friend to let me know about what amazing things they had been up to and asking about my life too, or maybe they were full of special offers from my favourite music shop (or a chance to win a Fender guitar). But over […]

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Social Media Crisis Management [Infographic]

Social Media Crisis Management

Social media can be great to get your name out there. But what do you do when: Your social media manager posts an inappropriate post on your business account. You are critical of people and it is received negatively. Someone has a bad experience with your pastor or church, so they create a video showing […]

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